Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I was curious about this name. I heard this name and am quite taken by it! Pronounced per-DEE-tah, its got a fantastic sound to it - I love the 'Perrrr'!
With a fantastic sound the meaning is even better! As many of you will probably be aware, it was created (as quite a few names were) by Shakespeare! A young heroine in "The Winter's Tale" was named so. Her father abandoning her as he thought she was not his daughter. Rescued by a Shepherd she later fell in love with a Shepherd. Of course ending with a happily ever after! It was therefore used for its meaning: Lost.
Some other occurrence of this name include:
  • The name of a sky ship in Neil Gaiman's Stardust in which the main characters travel
  • The adult female Dalmatian in the 1961 Disney animated film 101 Dalmations
  • A minor satellite of the planet Uranus
  • A type of American native bees
  • Perdita Felicien Canadian track athlete
  • Perdita Huston women's rights activist
Names which sound like it include Perlita. Pearl is becoming an astoundingly popular middle names, and it is a variant of Pearl.
And Perita, a Hebrew name, a variant of Peri. It has the meaning Result or Outcome.
These are a few cute names which I hope interest you! They're defiantly quirky, feminine and unused. Get your hands on the names before they get used :D


Marzie (not from the Latin) said...

Wow, what an insightful insight into the name. See, I thought it meant 'lost' because it was from the Latin, word perditus which has the meaning 'lost'. But I guess I was lost. Or maybe you were lost or lost me in your reasoning. In the end however, we all lost.

Lucy said...

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Anonymous said...

I think you'll find Marzie that Laura did say the name meant lost.

Thanks for stopping by though and keeping us on our toes. If you would like to read the whole post and still find we have gotten something wrong then please tell us so.

Until then enjoy reading more thoroughly! Good to see new people reading our blog.

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Sebastiane said...

I adore the name Perdita. I agree, something about the perr sound makes the name pleasant to the ears.